Written by Michael Feldman, Ryan Plunkett

Work of Michael Feldman, Ryan Plunkett

176 pages (Hardcover), published by Magic, Inc.
Illustrated with photographs.
Language: English

(32 entries)


Creators Title Comments & References Page Categories
Lance Pierce Foreword 3
Ryan Plunkett, Michael Feldman Introduction 7
Ryan Plunkett, Michael Feldman The Basics Misconceptions about tapered decks, terminology and basic handlings 11
Ryan Plunkett, Michael Feldman How to Cut Cards How to cut/shave tapered decks, how to round corners 18
Ryan Plunkett Collect Yourself Three cards selected and lost, four Aces magically appear on top of the deck, then three cards appear sandwiched between the Aces

(Includes Syd Segal's Collector's Edition as an alternate ending)
Hal. Merton Mahatma Control 28
Looy Simonoff Flippant Change 30
Ryan Plunkett Dual Thought Two cards lost and found under "test conditions"Inspired by 38
Ryan Plunkett Shuffleupagus Deck shuffled by two spectators, then shown to be almost separated into red and blacks. Deck shuffled again, now in new deck order.Inspired by
  • "The One Handed Faro Miracle" (Roger Smith, Necromancer, Vol. 1, No. 6, 1971)
Ryan Plunkett Shuffleupagus Redux Deck is shuffled and shown to be mixed, shuffled again, placed in box. When taken out, deck is in new deck order (in the hands routine, no table required)Inspired by 49
Nathan Colwell Pseudo Riffle Stacking Pseudo riffle stacking demo, with deck separated into red/black as kicker 53
Frank Fogg Out Of This Spread Cards that spectator select will always be of opposite color from magician's selections 55
Charles Nyquist Ribbon Spread Hideout 56
Ryan Plunkett A Satisfying Sequence Getting a card turned end for end and returned reversed in the deck, out of magician's hands 58
Ryan Plunkett, Michael Feldman Stay Stack: An Introduction Describing the basics of Stay Stacks 60
Ryan Plunkett Twin Peeks Know which card spectator is peeking at during riffle peekRelated to 64
Ryan Plunkett The Nearly Final Countdown Spectator peeks at card, mates appear at same position in two halvesRelated to 76
Ryan Plunkett Ode to Rusduck Card is divined and location divined by magician 79
Edward Marlo Incomplete Faro Control 80
Michael Feldman The Complete Faro Control Doing Marlo's Incomplete Faro Control with tapered deck, no need for incomplete faro 84
Edward Boswell Color Shift Deck changes color from blue to red, except selection which remains blue 87
Nathan Colwell Rotator Shifts How to secretly turn a card/packet end for end for use in a tapered deck routine

- Method One
- Method Two
- Method Three
Inspired by 93
Nathan Colwell Hofzinser's Suit Selection Spectator selects card from a packet of random cards, all the cards change to match the suit of the selection, Ace to King 100
Michael Feldman Cutting High Magician always cuts to high card, spectator always to a low card 110
Ryan Plunkett, Michael Feldman Triumph: An Introduction 112
Brian O'Neill Trick Play Spectator's thought of card is found reversed in deck. Deck is shuffled face up/down, end with Triumph endingInspired by 113
Ryan Plunkett The Hallucinogenic Shuffle As deck is shuffled, more and more face up cards appear. Selection made, lost, dead cut to selection, then deck is all face down 122
Ryan Plunkett Flash Triumph Clean handling of Triumph, selection appears in deck suddenly after all cards shown to have turned face down first 131
Lance Pierce, Charles T. Jordan A Tactile Location Tapered deck used as open index 138
Michael Feldman The Law of Conservation of Bullsh*t Packet mixed face up/down transposes with face down packet repeatedly, then later both packets shown to have all backs, then later returned to normal 140
Harapan Ong The Incomplete Strip-Out Stripping cards out from a tapered deck with an unsquared deck

- Shuffle stacking sandwich demo: shuffling selection between two Jokers
- Full deck red-black separation
- Oil and Water: Spectator separates the colors themselves
Ryan Plunkett, Michael Feldman Epilogue 157